Pro-military Facebook accounts are seeking to drive a wedge between ethnic armed groups and civilian resistance with disinformation, but are struggling to break the unity of the anti-coup opposition.
Security forces are increasingly arresting the family members of activists who are on the run – effectively holding them hostage without charge.
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U Shwe Maung has been a rare advocate for the Rohingya in the ruling USDP since being elected to the seat of Buthidaung in 2010. He has now cut ties with his party.
Under a bridge in downtown Yangon, a few dozen young rappers gather for a late night jam session, leaping around the cracked pavement and rusty beams, flinging words into the air like shrapnel. One slaps a stencil against a pillar and spray paints it black, leaving the words “G-FAMILY” enshrined on the concrete.